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KCSMMHZ
Dec 28, 2012 6:00am PST
to question the use of atomic energy. the former government said it would aim to take all reactors off line within a couple of decades but now a new government is in power and promising a different approach. >> reporter: prime minister abe is putting everything on the table when it comes to japan's energy policy. he and others in the committee have said they will explore possibilities including restarting nuclear reactors. >> translator: we need to decide our energy policy based on technical assessments. we will not start with the conclusion of halting nuclear power generation by the 2030s. >> reporter: the previous administration led by former prime minister yoshihko noda drafted an energy policy that stated the government would aim to shut down all nuclear plants by the 2030s. before last year's accident in fukushima, nuclear power accounted for 26% of the total energy supply in japan. currently only two out of 50 reactors in the country are online adding a mere 3% to the supply. fossil fuels are taking up the slack. utilities are paying more to import lng or liquefied natural gas to fire
KCSMMHZ
Dec 26, 2012 6:00am PST
and his minister also devote energy to foreign policy. he says they will strengthen diplomatic and security policies. >> translator: we should rebuild our diplomacy to protect our national interests. we are facing many challenges in our relations with china, south korea and even with the united states on which japan's security is based. strengthening japan/ize lie yans is the first step toward rebuilding japan's diplomacy and security. >> abe promised the central government will take the lead in rebuilding disaster-hit regions in northeastern japan, especially fukushima prefecture, home to the damaged nuclear plant. the new prime minister says he will achieve results as soon as possible to redeem the trust of the japanese people. >>> prime minister abe's launched his cabinet tuesday after the top lawmakers elected him to the top job. both houses of parliament elected abe as prime minister, a post he held between 2006 and 2007. abe is the first politician in 64 years to return to the position after resigning. his liberal democrats ruled japan almost continuously for half a centu
KCSMMHZ
Dec 22, 2012 8:30am PST
. with her humor and her energy, she encourages him to carry on in these difficult times. >> most blind people still think the state and the blind association should look after them. that is no longer possible. they have to change their mentality. they have to start looking for work even though it is very difficult. we will help them, of course, but they will not get anywhere and will continue to be marginalized unless they take the initiative. >> the first losers in bulgaria's fledgling democracy -- the old, the week, and most of all, the disabled. >> cities are proud of their famous sons or daughters, and they like to name schools, streets, and public buildings after them, but what you do if the most famous child of your town is considered one of the worst criminals who ever lived? adolf hitler was born in austria. his house of birth is still standing. unlike many other not see buildings that were torn down by allied forces after the second world war. although hitler did not live there for long, there is a big controversy about what to do with the house. >> the river forms the border
KCSMMHZ
Dec 24, 2012 2:00am PST
's energy shortage. villagers have planted jatropha bushes on 430 hectares of land, a plant native to tropical countries. many women from the cooperative work in the fields. two times a year, they harvest the seeds. >> up to now, we've made soap out of the seeds and use it to do our laundry. but in the future, we want to produce biofuels, too. >> this project is a real bonanza for our group. >> they're happy about the good harvest. raymond azokpota explains that jatropha is inedible, but the fruits' seeds yield a great amount of oil. the plant is only being raised for local use, rather than in enormous, industrial quantities. the don't want monocultures to develop here. >> as you see, we've got about three meters between each jatropha bush. that means we can put other, food crops in between. but the important thing is that every farmer may use not more than a tenth of his land to raise jatropha. >> a few kilometers away, the seeds are processed into biodiesel. a key project strategy is to build up networks, meaning delivery routes are short and fuels are produced locally. corneille
KCSMMHZ
Dec 25, 2012 2:00am PST
and in view of the cathedral where the bells are. >> he takes the time to gather energy before he is back making music in the bell tower for the whole city to hear. >> if you want to explore european history, this is the place to go. this statue here -- that is margaret of austria. she resided here back in the early 16th century and married the spanish air to the throne. that is why the country that we know as belgium today became spanish for a while. the spanish soldiers and officers never really liked it here. they were seen as conquerors. northern europe was just too cold for them, and life was too hectic. and the people here did not do the siesta -- the nap after lunch, and that is a ritual that was important in spain back then, and it still is today. >> the cattle trader from spain gets up early in the morning and does not come home again until late. between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m., he takes an afternoon nap, a siesta. >> i need these one-and-a-half hours after lunch. if i do not sleep, i do not feel well. then i do not enjoy work, and i am just not myself. >> the long spanish siesta stil
KCSMMHZ
Dec 25, 2012 6:00am PST
for the fiscal year ending in march. they plan to implement new energy policies and the leaders agreed to encourage a national debate on revising the constitution. abe has prepared to take the reins by filling the ldp's top positions. masahiko komura and shigeru ishiba retained their posts. consumer affairs minister seiko noda as head of the party's general council. and sanae takaichi will change her focus from public relations to become the policy chief. cabinet ministers are falling into place. he selected longtime ally fumio kishida as foreign minister. he served as minister in charge of okinawa and the northern territories. analysts say that he chose him for his experience. the new foreign minister will have to deal with the relocation of the futenma air station in okinawa. abe is pressuring the bank of japan again to swiftly join his government and put an end to deflation. he says it's only natural for the government to get involved in shaping monetary policy noting that conventional steps have failed to pull japan out of the drawn-out price downturn. abe made his call with offici
KCSMMHZ
Dec 28, 2012 2:30pm PST
, and that really release energy and restored some confidence also for the bureau. in 2013, people see more share market. the dax could reach a new record highs. people do expect it to be a bumpy road again. the growth percentage-wise probably not quite as big as it was this year. >> let's take a look at the numbers now on the last day of trading in frankfurt. the dax ended the day just over 0.5% down. euro stoxx 50 lost more ground than that. as for the dow over in new york, it is down 0.6%. the euro shedding just a little bit of ground against the dollar. >> in other news now, the united states says it deeply regrets the passage of a new law in russia that bars american citizens from adopting russian children. president vladimir putin has signed the law, which places new strains on bilateral relations. >> the new law comes in response to american legislation that withholds visas to russians accused of human rights violations and freezes their u.s. assets. >> most bills signed by president putin have not been subjected to so much public scrutiny, but the ban on americans adopting russian childre
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